With 27 transgender people killed, 2016 was the most deadly year on record in the United States for transgender people.
In the second month of 2017, the killing of 23-year-old JoJo Striker has been reported, marking the third homicide of a transgender person this year.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released a report highlighting incidents of violence and hate crimes against LGBTQ and HIV-Affected people.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs has released their 2013 comprehensive report on intimate partner violence in LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities right on time for domestic violence awareness month.
Yesterday, Laverne Cox chatted about her character, Sophia Burset, on Orange is the New Black and transgender issues with TakePart hosts, Jacob Soboroff and Meghan McCain, who is also a member of GLAAD's National Board of Directors.
In this guest post, NCAVP Coordinator Chai Jindasurat recounts working with Dee Dee Pearson, a trans woman from Kansas City, and shares Dee Dee's amazing story to overcome bouts of rejection, policing and employment discrimination.
Violence Against Transgender People and People of Color is Disproportionately High, LGBTQH Murder Rate Peaks
The murder rate of people who are LGBTQH is at its highest, according to a recently released 2011 report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. The report also shows that transgender women, people of color, and youth and young adults are at a disproportionately high risk of being victims of what the NCAVP terms hate violence.